Until just a few years ago, I heard very little about foster care. My husband and I were ignorant about the need and knew very few people who were or had been foster parents. It was nowhere on our radar....

My name is Elijah Mabonga Mangori from Kinyogori high school. As a child, I lived with my grandmother from my mom's side. When I was growing up, I didn't know my mom or my dad- only my grandmother. However, in 2006, my grandmother passed away. My dad lived...

Over the past few months, I have heard many great things about the OVC Kenya program.  However, my experience with the program was purely superficial.  I only knew how many advocates and children there were, the amount of money necessary to support a child, and...

Many of you may have seen the photo of one of our OVC Kenya children that I posted last week. Since I am friends on Facebook with several of the teachers at Happy Day, word got back around to Gachoki (pronounced gu-sho-kee) that her picture...

Imagine that you are a working woman in rural Kenya. Your husband is either   not around or not interested in working (or perhaps both). You try to provide for you and your children by doing odd jobs, but you rarely have enough money  to  buy...

"Actually, you have to be a resident of Kenya for 7 years before you can legally adopt." Bernard's words surprised me as we ate dinner with the team one night in Kenya. His statement surprised me not because I was hoping to return to the States...

This blog is part of our OVC: Kenya series. Over the next month we will be launching our campaign to establish advocates for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya through our local partners....

The plight of an orphan in biblical times was bleak. In a patriarchal society, those without a father were defenseless; left at the mercy of those from whom they begged. Orphans, widows, immigrants, and the poor were all at the bottom of society, little above...

During the recent Simple Serve Food and Supply Drive, one of the recipient organizations was Miracle Hill Children's Home. Our Powdersville Campus has been serving at this worthwhile facility in many ways.We recently received a note of thanks and an explanation as to how service...

This past December, Grace Members again faithfully supported our seasonal Adopt-A-Child program. This culturally engaged effort supported over 300 children at Concrete, McKissick, and Monaview Elementary Schools, Allendale-Fairfax Middle School, as well at Grace Church....